A light heavyweight clash between slugger Thiago Silva and Brandon Vera is in the works for UFC 125 in Las Vegas.
Todd Brown replaces an injured Thiago Silva against Tim Boetsch at UFC 117 on August 7.
A bout between Tim Boetsch and Thiago Silva is in the works for UFC 117, set to take place in Oakland, California.
Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans earned an event-high $375,000 to top the official fighter payroll for the injury-ravaged UFC 108 card. The total payroll for the event came to just $843,000, making UFC 108 one of the cheapest pay per view cards in recent memory.
The UFC’s “cursed card” delivered a night of big knockouts and exciting fights. Rashad Evans employed an effective strategy involving almost nothing but takedowns to score a unanimous decision victory over Thiago Silva in the main event of the evening.
UFC 108 will go down Saturday, January 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first UFC of the new year sees the roster in disarray, with many of its top draws out for a number of reasons. But Heavy.com will have full coverage of the event, starting with our preview and predictions.
“Countdown to UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva” will debut tonight at 11 p.m. ET on Spike TV. The central focus of the show is the main event bout between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva.
After all of the crises hitting the UFC in recent weeks, Dana White seems to be struggling to pu cards together for the rest of the year. For the first show of 2010, the card was originally set to be topped of by Vitor Belfort vs. Anderson Silva. Belfort’
A torn posterior cruciate ligament has forced UFC welterweight Thiago Alves to pull out of his UFC 107 bout with fellow contender Jon Fitch. That’s the word from Ariel Helwani of MMA Fanhouse, who posted the story this morning.
This fight should be a doozy. Both are very entertaining fighters that put on a show no matter the outcome. Jardine has some very respectable wins on his record including a TKO over Forrest Griffin and a split decision over Chuck Liddell. But when he fal…